A Checklist for Writing to Ministry Partners

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A Checklist for Writing to Ministry Partners

Excerpted from Never Do Fundraising Again: A Paradigm Shift from Donors to Lifelong Partners

After you write a letter and before you send it, evaluate it with the following questions. You might want to write your letters with these in mind.
Did I write it with only one person in mind, my best friend or a close, personal friend? Or does it sound like I’m writing a general letter to everyone?

  • Did I use their names in the salutation?
  • Did I include anything personal about them? If so, how much?
  • Did I balance between sharing about my work and personal life?
  • Did I write from one person, not both? For example, don’t write, “Ken did this, Bobbie did that.” Say, “I did this. Bobbie did that.”

These are just a few of the suggestions that will make your letters to ministry partners more powerful and will help them get opened and read. To learn more and get a discount, go to www.RRbooks.org/ndfa.

“This book reflects our core belief about the types of relations needed for sustainable, effective work (and life in general). True friendships are lifelong treasures. And true friends make great ministry partners! Thanks for helping us understand resource realities (finances) in light of relational resiliency (friendships). Your use of metaphors, examples, Scripture and suggestions really help to make the material practical.”
—Dr. Kelly O’Donnell and Dr. Michèle Lewis O’Donnell, Consulting Psychologists, Member Care Associates, Inc.

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